what the internet is doing to our brains

dihard:

From an author who understands that “what the Net seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation,” this is a rather long (but good) article

Also like this quote within the piece from playwright Richard Foreman:

"I come from a tradition of Western culture, in which the ideal (my ideal) was the complex, dense and “cathedral-like” structure of the highly educated and articulate personality—a man or woman who carried inside themselves a personally constructed and unique version of the entire heritage of the West. [But now] I see within us all (myself included) the replacement of complex inner density with a new kind of self—evolving under the pressure of information overload and the technology of the “instantly available.”